View Full Version : Anyone want initialized preamp patches?
08-12-2006, 04:59 PM
Hmm...there's not a GT Pro patch forum so I guess this forum is the best choice.
I took a cue from Kewlpack in the GT8 forusm and created 48 intialized preamp patches for the GT Pro. An "intialized premp patch" is just the raw preamp with default settings and no effects whatsoever. They're used as a starting point for creating new patches.
I need to mention that I did change a few things on every patch for my particular. I turned off the EXP 1 and CC#7 controllers because I want to have the CC Assigns start from scratch as well. I also moved FX Loop 1/2 post Preamp/Pre-EQ because I have a Harmonic Converger that's always on.
If anyone has any interest, I upload the SMF file and post a link. When you load them up in the GT Librarian, they're in patches 16-1 through 20-8.
08-12-2006, 11:43 PM
I'll take 'em. I'm curious to hear what everyone else is hearing. So it will only effect those patches right? Not screw with any of MY cc#'s in my other User patches? I'm a newbie, forgive me if that made no sense.
08-13-2006, 08:21 AM
Ok, here's the link:
48 Initialized Preamp Patches for the GT Pro (http://www.matt-b.com/gt_pro/init_preamps_GT_Pro.zip)
Mark, loading these up won't affect any of your CC assignments in other patches. As I stated in my previous post, the patch slots I put them in places them at the end of the user presets. If you're like most folks, you start making your own presets at 1-1 so unless you've made almost 150 of your own presets, you've no need to worry about overwriting anything you've done. Even then, you should use the GT Librarian to backup your user presets on a regular basis just in case. :)
Once you load up this file in the GT Librarian, you'll be able to write the presets to whichever patch locations you want.
I created 3 new patches yesterday based upon the JC120, Warm Clean and Blues preamps. It was really an eye opening experience. It was so incredibly simple to get some good basic tones down.
To I create the "Roland JC 120 Amp" patch, I did the following:
- Selected the initialized JC120 preamp patch
- Turned on the Chorus module and selected the "JC120" Quick Setting.
- Turned on the Reverb module, selected the "Bright Hall" Quick Setting and increased the Reverb mix to 44.
- Changed the mic from the Beyer 421 to the SM57 because I like the sound of the 57. :)
- Changed the Mic Position value to Center.
- Tweaked the preamp's EQ to get a brighter sound by lowering the mids and increasing the Highs and Presence.
Voila! I created a classic sounding JC120 patch that sounds awesome with the 2nd and 4th positions on a Strat or, in my case, with my PGM301.
I ended up using Channel B of the preamp to create a variant of Preamp A for the neck pickup on my PGM301. I just dropped the Gain Switch down to Low and activated the Bright Switch on Channel B.
Finally, I assigned CC#80 (the CTL pedal on my GT8) to switch channels and now I was done.
It was a piece of cake. :)
08-13-2006, 08:30 AM
BTW, 2 more things I need to mention.
The principle behind these patches is that you start with the most important part of the sound - the amp. You want the amp to sound great all by itself before you start adding on effects.
Also, a quick and easy way to create patches based upon the intialized preamps patches is to use the Quick Settings. One of the things Quick Settings allow you you to copy module (effects and preamps) settings from one patch to another.
For example, say you like the reverb sound in a particular patch and want to use it in the patch you're creating. All you have to do is:
- Turn on the Reverb module in the patch you're creating
- Hit the Left parameter button once so the display reads "Quick REVERB ----:User Setting
- Turn the data wheel until you select the patch you want to use the reverb setting from and you're done.
08-13-2006, 03:24 PM
Thank you very much for the patches and for the information Matt :D
It's nice to have a GT-8 owner converting patches to the Pro 8)
08-13-2006, 04:33 PM
No problem Manuel. Since I've received my Pro, I'm sort of sitting in both camps but I don't know how much longer I'm going to keep the GT8. There are better units for using as a MIDI foot controller.
08-13-2006, 10:13 PM
I was playing around the Blues preamp tonight and came out with a sort of Robben Ford-esque tone. I'm really starting to see the benefit of making the basic preamp patches. :D
08-14-2006, 08:44 AM
Thanx, Matt. This is much more usefull then the large set of initialized (empty) patches I use currently.
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